||According to the actual observations of weather conditions, which were held at the meteorological station Uman,
by mathematical processing of data and its analysis on the basis of long-term values (avarage for 30 years - from 1961 till
1990), agrometeorological characteristics of 2016-2017 agricultural year was presented.
A characteristic feature of this year was the increased temperature background, scarcity of rainfall in summer and air-soil
drought, which began in June and continued until the end of summer.
The average atmospheric temperature of the agricultural year amounted 9,0°C, it was by 1,6°C higher than the long-term
average. In the cold season (December - March) sum excess was 2,4°C, and for the warm season (April - September) 12,2°C.
The total rainfall for the year – 524,2 mm, it is on 17,2% less than normal. Therefore, the long-term summer rainfall deficit
was a limiting factor for plants growth and development.